Gates foundation to award PM Narendra Modi over his clean India mission

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bill and Belinda Gates foundation to recognize and award India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the clean India mission which was launched during his first term at the Centre in 2014. He will be awarded during his visit to the US later this month where he will be attending the annual session of the United States General Assembly.

The award

This was revealed on Monday by Jitendra Singh who is the India’s Minister of state in the Prime Minister Officer, “Another award, another moment of pride for every Indian as PM Modi’s diligent and innovative initiatives bring laurels from across the world. PM Modi to receive award from Bill Melinda Gates Foundation for #SwachhBharatAbhiyaan during his visit to the United States”.

The clean India mission also known as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, was one of the most significant projects that PM Modi launched immediately after he came to power in 2014. The project was launched as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on October 2, 2014.

Swach Bharat Abhiyan

Loosely translated as “Neat and Tidy India Mission”, the “Swach Bharat Abhiyan” is a nation-wide campaign in India since 2014 with a soul purpose of cleaning up roads, streets, infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas. It helped in eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use.

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